Community money - invested by the community

£5,000 granted to local community projects at Dragons’ Den!

The excitement and energy was high at Westfield Sports and Community Centre on Friday evening, where around seventy residents of Radstock and Westfield turned up to make our 10th community Dragons’ Den a very special event!
All the pitches were brilliant and absolutely wowed the audience, whom in our very own twist, were the ones that decided the ten winners – the dragons had a different role, performing a great job in supporting the pitchers to explain their project idea.
Congratulations to all the winners, whom each received £500 to do something great in the community, and commiserations to the unsuccessful groups, you were amazing too! Our support doesn’t stop there; we are also going to work hard to help all the groups find more resources to make their community idea a reality!
Many thanks to Somer Valley Rotary for contributing £500 to the pot, and along with Quartet Community Foundation and the High Sheriff of Somerset, for providing three friendly dragons!
The WINNERS are:
The Community, for having so many brilliant people engaged and involved in making our area an even better place to live!
And in no particular order…
Fosseway School – To create a polytunnel for their pupils to learn gardening in
Off The Record – To provide listening support to young people at the Hope House Wellbeing Centre
Norton Radstock Amateur Boxing – To update their equipment so members can train harder, better, faster
Writhlington Village Hall – to put on events for families to enjoy and take part in
Midsomer Norton and Radstock Silver Band – To make learning music accessible to more local young people
SWALLOW Charity – To hold an evaluation day and learn how their members want to be supported within the community
Radstock Wellbeing Group – To bring in professional support and develop wellbeing activities
Welton Primary School – To set up an after school gardening club
Natural Theatre Company – To start a creativity group focused on wellbeing and theatre
Youth Connect South West – To renovate their music room to make it better for the young people
If YOU want to do great things in our community please get in touch, we can support you to find resources to make it happen.
Also, keep an eye out for our next Dragons’ Den towards the end of this year!